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Creativity resides within everyone – it just takes the right atmosphere to unleash it. Our creative workshops will do just that — LAB offers a wide variety of creative explorations from cocktails, beauty, design, photoshop, art collage, florals & so much more. Regardless of what you are learning, each LAB offers a creative atmosphere that is visually pleasing and inspirational in itself. View past events here.  With each LAB you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with people who share the desire to create, socialize and be inspired.  LAB serves as the environment to bring the community together to create, connect and collaborate in the Twin Cities. Have a LAB idea? Let us know!  We offer customized, private events for just you and your friends as well!

Founders: Jessica Moriarty and Mollie Windmiller are the co-founders of LAB. Together, they offer the perfect combination of passion and skills to curate LAB MPLS.  Mollie, president of Windmiller Design Group, has an unrivaled eye for design and branding. Jessica is the owner of Prime and Polish, the home décor boutique in Minneapolis. Mix Jessica’s knowledge of DIY projects, interior design and home décor with Mollie’s design expertise and enthusiasm, and we’ve got a duo that’s ready to conduct labs for all things creative!

LABS

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Grab a friend, (or three!) and get your creative juices flowing.   Meet, eat, socialize, and CREATE!

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Cocktail LAB

with Far North Spirits & Bittercube
  • Cocktail LAB

Cocktail LAB

WITH FAR NORTH SPIRITS + BITTERCUBE
This event will be held at Eat Street Social

THURSDAY, MARCH 5th | 6:30pm – 9pm
THURSDAY, MARCH 26th | 6:30pm – 9pm

$125

Rally the gentlemen & make it a date night!  Ian Lowther from Far North Spirits and Marco Zappia of  Bittercube will be joining us to create the best-of winter cocktails to warm the soul and tantalize the tastebuds.  Far North Spirits uses winter rye grown on their own Minnesota farm – only a handful of distilling operations in America go the extra step to farm themselves! Ian will also educate us on the makings of their incredible spirits – you will have a whole new appreciation for that delicious cocktail you just created.  Bittercube creates their bitters by hand, peeling hundreds of pounds of citrus, weighing dozens of spices, and decorticating vanilla beans, among other time consuming tasks! We will be using Bittercube bitters in all of the cocktails, and a special offer will be available at this event for you to buy your own Bittercube bitters at a discounted price!
This event will be held at Eat Street Social. 

2 Dates Available: March 5th or March 26
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Instagram + Styling LAB

with Style-Architects & MaeMae & Co
  • Instagram + Styling LAB

Instagram + Styling LAB

WITH STYLE-ARCHITECTS + MAEMAE & CO.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25th | 10:30am – 3pm
SATURDAY, MAY 30th | 10:30am – 3pm

$150

INSTAGRAM

Instagram isn’t a numbers game – it’s a community building game. Whether you have a small business or want to represent your personal brand, there’s far more to it than just posting cool photos.

This portion of the class Kayd Roy will help you to define your brand, teach you how to make brand-right images, and build a strategy for attracting new followers and maximizing engagement. We will go over the best apps to use, strategy, and the various ways to interact on Instagram. Best of all? You will instantly connect with other students and begin to build brand advocates.

STYLING

Ever wonder how your Instagram crushes get just the right shot of their cup of coffee?  Or make you want to shop everything in their photo?  Megan Gonzalez will teach you everything you need to know about getting the prefect styled shot.  From the big picture story telling to the little details that will make people swoon over your images.

PHOTO EDITING

You’ve styled the shot and have the perfect message for your auidence but how do you take it to the next level?  We will guide you through our favortie photo editing apps and how to get the perfect balance of contrast, color, brightness, and more.

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Calligraphy LAB

with Hooked Calligraphy
  • Calligraphy LAB

Calligraphy LAB

WITH HOOKED CALLIGRAPHY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd  |  6:30 – 9pm
THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd | 6:30pm – 9pm
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th | 6:30pm – 9pm

$125 

This is a beginner’s course, intended to get you familiar with the tools, and to start practicing the types of strokes that create letters and forms. After learning the basics and completing an alphabet, we’ll talk a little bit about creating your personal modern style, and then end by creating a personalized set of notecards or monogrammed stationary to take home! Stop texting and start practicing your handwriting, we’re about to take things lo-tech.

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Beauty LAB

with Nicolle Mackinnon + Elizabeth Dehn
  • Beauty LAB

Beauty LAB

WITH NICOLLE MACKINNON  +  ELIZABETH DEHN
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th | 10:30 – 1pm 

$80

Hey you. Yeah, you. The one carrying around a cloudy Ziploc bag full of expired foundation, eyeliner nubs and skincare that you’re not sure actually works. You know it’s time for an overhaul, but where to start? Let Nicolle Mackinnon of No More Dirty Looks and Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets show you the way with a beauty workshop (read: creative social hour) dedicated to cleaning up your makeup act. They’ll teach you what to keep, what to toss and what healthy beauty brands deserve a place in your routine. Toss your old makeup out and test out luxury brands from Eco Diva Beauty for yourself while sipping on juice and chatting with friends. The best part: swag. Lots and lots of swag.

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Photography 1.0 LAB

with Melissa Oholendt
  • Photography 1.0 LAB

Photography 1.0 LAB

WITH MELISSA OHOLENDT 
SATURDAY, MAY 2nd | 10:30am – 3pm

$210

Confession time. Do you have a fancy camera sitting in a closet, gathering dust? Do your photos look slightly reminiscent of a Miaz Brothers painting? Or do you simply just want to take better photos of life in general?

Whether you’re a parent who wants to take better photos of your family or a blogger who wants to up your photography game, this LAB is for you. Join professional photographer, Melissa Oholendt, for a fun 1/2 day of learning in an inspiring atmosphere, where you will learn the basics of photography and how to execute those concepts on your own DSLR. We will walk through the many different lighting conditions Minnesota throws our way, how to stop shooting on auto and, even better, how to start capturing those everyday moments in our lives. Don’t let another season of photo taking opportunities pass you by.

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Photography 2.0 LAB

with Melissa Oholendt
  • Photography 2.0 LAB

Photography 2.0 LAB

WITH MELISSA OHOLENDT 
SATURDAY, MAY 9th | 10:30am – 3pm

$210

This workshop will be a perfect follow up to Photography 1.0, as we will dive even deeper into photography.  We will hone in on lighting and framing, along with styling that perfect shot.  In addition, we will take you beyond your camera as we will lead you through the basics of photoshop and photo editing.  You will leave with a better understanding of how to not only shoot your own unique photos but edit them as well.

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Watercolor LAB

with Mae Mae & Co.
  • Watercolor LAB

Watercolor LAB

WITH MAE MAE & CO.
THURSDAY, MAY 28th  |  6:30 – 9pm

$125 

Learn how to create beautiful watercolor washes and then how to make artwork and stationery out of your creations with Megan Gonzalez. We will learn about tools, technique, application, and some tech-y tricks.  You do not need to have an art background or even have ever picked up a brush to learn and participate in this class.  Be prepared to adorne your home with some of your finished creations!

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Your Own Private LAB

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  • Your Own Private LAB

Your Own Private LAB

Do you want to throw a beautiful party but not do any of the work? If you are interested in a private LAB held only for your friends, wedding party, co-workers, etc. we would love to plan one for you!  We can come up with the ideal creative concept for you and your party goers, and all you have to do is show up and enjoy the fun!  If you want to throw a party for 10 people or more, contact us to learn more.

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